Shirley Appointed To Hairdressing Council
A leading figure in the hairdressing training sector in Wales has been appointed a member of the Hairdressing Council.
Shirley Davis-Fox, managing director of Bridgend-based ISA Training and WorldSkills Ambassador for hairdressing in Wales, said she was delighted and honoured to be appointed to the council, which now has 18 members.
The membership of the Hairdressing Council includes MPs, doctors, representatives from the major manufacturers, salon owners and business owners. The council is campaigning for the state registration of all qualified hairdressers in the UK.
Mrs Davis-Fox heads the largest hairdressing training company in Wales. ISA Training specialises in workplace training, delivering government funded programmes in Beauty and Hairdressing, Customer Service and Team Leadership in Wales and England.
The company, which has grown tenfold since its launch in 1998, has around 700 learners and 550 employers on its books.
Mrs Davis-Fox has long been a champion of the state registration of all qualified hairdressers, describing it as a crucial step on the road to gaining universal recognition and respect for the profession.
She said she planned to use her council membership to strongly promote state registration throughout Wales and to proudly represent the nation.
ISA Training pays for the first year’s state registration of all learners who complete their level three apprenticeships, which will stand at 111 by the end of this year.
“We encourage all our learners to understand and accept the importance of state registration as a way of showing that they are proud to belong to a respected profession,” said Mrs Davis-Fox.
“State registration is the only way we are going to get recognition and respect for the profession from the public and politicians. We have encouraged all our staff to be state registered and I have a mission to do whatever I can to change the perception of this vibrant and professional industry.”